Full name Michael Hendrick
Born October 22, 1948, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Current age 68 years 154 days
Major teams England, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Other Umpire, Coach
Height 6 ft 3 in
|Test debut||England v India at Manchester, Jun 6-11, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 8, 1981 scorecard|
|First-class span||1969 - 1984|
|List A span||1969 - 1983|
Mike Hendrick was a much under-rated seamer - his average of 25.83 is lower than those of Larwood, Snow, Botham, Fraser or Gough, but he achieved nowhere near the fame of that quintet. That owed much to his penchant for the inconspicuous contribution: in 30 Tests Hendrick didn't once take a five-for, and his best figures were 4 for 28 against India at Edgbaston in 1974. But he was a very fine bowler, unstinting in his accuracy and capable of appreciable bounce and seam movement. His finest hour came at Headingley in 1977, when a brace of four-fors helped England regain the Ashes. Appropriately, Hendrick was overshadowed by Geoff Boycott, who made his 100th first-class hundred on his home ground.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1978
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?